Wasabi rocket offers a unique fiery taste very similar to that of the Wasabi root ( which is difficult to grow in the UK climate). This fiery rocket will add a real kick to salads, sandwiches and sushi and can be used in any dish that requires horseradish or wasabi paste. You'll be amazed at how much flavour is packed into each leaf.
Wasabi Rocket can be harvested as a baby leaf alongside your cut and come again salad varieties.
|When to sow
|Sow successionally from April to August
|Where to Sow
|Rocket prefers a semi shaded site with moist, nutrient rich soil.
|Sow seeds thinly in growing position either in a seed bed or a pot/container, 0.5cm(1/4in) deep in rows 23cm (9in) apart and 3cm (1 1/4in) between each seed.
|Early spring and early autumn sowings will benefit from frost protection with a cloche/fleece or by placing pot/container in a greenhouse.
|Water well, especially during periods of dry weather, and keep weed free.
|Pick the young leaves and the plant will keep generating new ones for months.
|May to October
|Plants may run to seed in very warm and dry conditions, to avoid this keep well watered and sow successionally.
|Remove any flower stems as soon as they appear to prolong the cropping period.
|Good companion: Brassicas, onions, chives, peppermint, spearmint
|High in Vitamin A
|Add to salads, sandwiches and sushi and can be used in any dish that requires horseradish or wasabi paste.
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